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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Reporting Recent vandalism at Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio

Click on title to read a breaking news story filed by Mr. Bruce Bishop that is featured this evening in the Elyria "Chronicle-Telegram" newspaper's online "ChronicleOnline". 
This sad story was also featured on local Cleveland television stations including Newsnet5 (ABC affiliate) during their 6p.m. newscast his evening.
Abstracted from the story:
"Seven mausoleums were damaged — Thew, J.M. Van Tilburg M.D., Tims, Nicholl, Szanto, Nielsen, Little and A.T. Grills."

Let's hope that the party or parties responsible for this vandalism crime will be apprehended soon so they do not continue at other area cemeteries.  I plan to keep up to date on any progress with finding them, and what Elmwood Cemetery is ultimately going to do to replace the pieces that were stolen.